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    July 5, 2012
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dropped below 80. 79. >> you need a sweater. >> there could be an isolated thunderstorm in the heat and humidity. the heat index will be over 1 00. we have a break in the seven-day forecast. >> a couple of early morning problem spots. the water main break on york road has southbound york road shut down. traffic in theay northbound lanes. ritchie highway, a crash. otherwise, the major roadways are looking ok. 11 minutes on the outer loop in the northeast corner of the beltway. six minutes on 95 southbound. no delays or problems.
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a live look outside. this is the beltway at burning avenue. things are moving find in both directions. this is dulaney valley road. things are looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we are approaching the one week marks since a severe storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of b.g.e. customers. >> fewer than 10% of those customers are without power. that is down nearly 108,000 since wednesday morning. more than 90% of those customers now have their power. b.g.e. says there's still a long way to go. nadia ramdass joins us live in baltimore with more.
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>> good morning. we're on lake charles -- lake charles and -- lake avenue in the city. baltimore city has more than 14,000 people still without power. this road behind me is closed down because a few blocks down you have a number of downed trees sitting on power lines. i talked to some staff by patrols. their job is to make sure nobody comes down this road. they will babysit this area until crews come down here to clean up the maess. the number of power outages continues to shrink daily. for those without power, that number is not soon enough. 56,000 customers are still in the dark.
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one community in baltimore county, residents have had a hard time adjusting to no electricity or know how water. they said is been so frustrating. myi'm having to go to niece's house to shampoo my hair. i'm going to charge my phone over there. i'm going to use her computer for a few minutes to see what has been going on on my computer. i'm running out of batteries. >> b.g.e. tells us they will continue to work through putting up the power and they expect to have resolved hopefully by this weekend. live in baltimore, nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> fire investigators are working to determine what sparked two separate fires in
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baltimore city. one was on liberty heights avenue. crews had to open the roof to allow the smoke and flames to escape. another happened on roberts street in north baltimore. so far fire officials do not know what sparked either fire. parts of york road will remain closed this morning south of route 145 following a water main break. they have repaired the fall and break which have been did marry high-voltage cable and gas line. >> a young child was rushed to the hospital after being found unresponsive in a pool.
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paramount next responded last night in brooklyn park. the four-year old was taken to hospital and is listed in serious condition. the body of a man who went missing has been found. sky team 11 flew over the search area. the body of harry gillis was found just before 7:00 p.m. off thompson boulevard. >> president obama kicks off a bus tour through keep swing states. are romney's supporters working to keep his message on the mind of voters. hallie jackson joins us with more. >> president obama heads to ohio today and pennsylvania tomorrow.
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>> happy fourth to you. >> mitt romney greeted voters in new hampshire. he's there on vacation with his family. his supporters will be a campaign trail this week. president obama gets ready to head out. >> this is barack obama's first bus tour of the 2012 campaign. >> obama will defend his policies. the president will push the same message on the road -- >> what our president believes. >> as he is pushing on the airwaves. >> deciding whether or not my economic vision or mitt romney's economic vision is better for the country. >> republicans will not be far. tim pawlenty and bobby jim bill will be on mitt romney's campaign bus. two gop senators slammed obama
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for not living up to the promises he has made on the economy. that is the same as the republican national committee is sending an hopes will stick in the minds of voters. the president will sign into law a bill congress passed authorizing lower student rates and transportation money. hallie jackson reporting. >> 79 degrees. lifeguards have a tough job to do. keeping swimmers safe is the one goal. >> it would not be safe for any of us to eat like this. ok, maybe tony. how many hot dogs the winner but put down.
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." >> welcome back. 5:10. 83 degrees downtown. 70's in the suburbs. dry and some thunderstorms last night. 79 at the airport. 76 in parkton. a mixture of sun and clouds. it will be another scorcher. will make it up to 97. about a 20% chance for a thunderstorm this afternoon. -- we will make it up to 97. the seven-day forecast is coming up. stay with us.
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>> the judge in the trayvon martin murder case is expected to issue a verdict today on whether george zimmerman will be granted bond. he was accused of lying to the court about money they have raised. the attorney said his client acted out of fear. a lifeguard gets fired after helping a swimmer in trouble. he rescued somebody in an area the lifeguards are not contracted to watch over. he was fired on the spot. other lifeguards have now resigned in protest. we should tell you where the beach is so your note not to go there.
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ey chestnut beat his rivals in the hot dog-eating contest. 845 hot dogs.nner that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. if you had to, which competitive food-eating contest which you choose to enter yourself into? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> they call her the black widow. 5:12. 79 degrees on tv hill. in my make more sense to buy rather than rents -- it might
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. the water main break has southbound york road close. northbound traffic has a two-way traffic pattern. you should expect delays. take an alternate route if you
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count. ritchie highway in the brooklyn area, we have picked up a crash. the major roadways are looking pretty good. 60 miles on 795 heading south towards the beltway. 58 on the west side of the beltway. no problems to report. a live look at the major roadways. this is the east side of the beltway. the inner and outer loops are moving just fine. things are moving find on the topside of the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. we have a few storm-related busted versions this morning. the 55 bus is diverting and northern parkway. a diversion at liberty and rogers. the 58 bus diverting at park
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heights and northern parkway. light rail is on schedule. metro subway is on time. on time service on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we are starting out with some quiet weather this morning. we did have some thunderstorms last night. there was a pretty good storm in southern maryland. everyone is going to be dry for the morning commute. this morning should be fine. 79 at the airport. 76 in parkton. we will make it into the upper 90's again. heat advisory until 8:00 p.m. this evening beginning at 11:00 a.m. this morning. we do expect a break in this heat wave but not until this weekend.
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everything will flip around by the time we get to sunday and monday. by monday, some cooler air should spill in from the southern part of canada. it will drop into the 80's. that is better. very hot is the forecast for today. a mixture of sun and clouds. an isolated thunderstorm possible this afternoon. dex will be around 102. the record today is 102. if you take the boat out, wave heights around a flooot. high tide at fort mchenry, 8:30. if you're going to the beach, it will be a little cooler. an isolated thunderstorm each day on friday and saturday
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appeared the best chance for rain will be on sunday. 98 tomorrow. i think saturday will be the hottest day. then a cold front will sweep through saturday night or sunday with scattered showers and thunderstorms. a-plus by the beginning of next week -- 80's by the beginning of next week. >> if you're looking for a new place to live, in my be cheaper to buy rather than rent. rents rose in the average year. a large number of former homeowners have driven up demand for rental homes and apartments. breaking up is hard to do and that applies to say goodbye to your credit card. closing out a credit card could put a big dent in your credit score if you're not careful
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about it. >> you probably heard the closing out a credit card could damage your credit score. a factor that is about 30% of your score. if you're considering closing an account, do not do it if it is your only card. >> take a look at your other balances on your other credit cards. get your balance as low as possible even if you close the credit card and lose the credit. >> a common reason our interest rates. keep your old one open until you receive it. >> you'll start utilizing the new credit with the new credit card into your fica scroe to minimize the impact -- your fica
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score. check your credit report after a month or so to make sure the account is noted as close to. >> tricky balance with those credit cards. >> you have to read that fine print. more rumors about a new apple product. countrywide its cozy with members of congress with discounts. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning. hope you had a great fourth of july. >> i stayed up and watch the fireworks. good morning. remember countrywide financial? it turns out a report reveals that countrywide made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with some top dogs in
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washington and that includes members of congress and executives of fannie mae. the standard discount involve junk fees. points or john fe among those who receive these discounts was chris dodd. wall street heads back to work this morning. futures this morning were quiet. we went out with a bang before the holiday on strong reports from manufacturers. apple plans to debut in a smaller and cheaper ipad by the end of the year. that would give microsoft's run for its money.s mon a
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best buy is looking to get more sleek. there will focus more on connected customers with employees who can help them out. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> i know that women are always shopping for clothing. now they do spend a fortune on their wardrobes. >> it is astounding. some have tiny new york city apartments full of tiny boxes of shoes. i'll have the details on that. mortgage held for military families in maryland, all coming up. >> thank you. >> i hope my husband is asleep when she tells that number. >> carlotta's closet.
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>> open all the time for business. 5:23. fireworks lit up the inner harbor last night. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. if you had to, which competitive food-eating contest would you choose to enter yourself into? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> police took a major measure to keep the area safe last year. so far police have not reported any major issues at the inner harbor last night. many people who went said they were ill little reluctant to attend but they felt relieved once they saw the heavy police presence. police say the only major issues the debt with where traffic- related. >> that is great. 5:27. >> a week after the storms, thousands of b.g.e. customers are still without power. that story is coming up. >> the weather is pretty quiet this morning. the heat is the major headline. >> we have a problem spot
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i am stan stovall. >> i am jennifer franciotti. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> who is sick of the heat? >> it is easier to get into the pool when it is hot. >> it will stick around for awhile. let's talk about today. 79 at the airport. it is not terribly humid.
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we will hit 97 this afternoon with the heat index over 100. a slight chance for a thunderstorm. most of you will not see any rain today. it will be another three or four days before this breaks. >> i will take this any day over the cold temperatures. >> your man that you're in a big snowdrift -- you are mad that you were in a big snow drift. >> thank you. i got it. not the first short joke i've heard from tony. we have a problem on 95. a vehicle fire and we're checking on lane closures. southbound york road is shutdown at cockeysville road.
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taken altogether. northbound traffic has two-way traffic. otherwise, ritchie highway, we have a crash in the brooklyn area. the major roadways are checking out ok. the inner loop west side, 11 minutes all the way down. eight minutes on 895 southbound between 95 and the harbor tunnel. this is a live look at the harrisburg expressway north of the beltway. this is southbound traffic coming towards us. the beltway on the topside at dulaney valley is looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the last push by b.g.e. crews to restore power still affected by last friday's storm. >> 54,000 customers are still without power.
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since the power first one out, more than 600,000 customers have had their power restored. it could be a few more days until everybody has their electricity back on line. nadia ramdass joins us live with more. good morning. >> we are live on lake avenue and charles street were a number of homes are still without power. more than 14,000 b.g.e. customers are sitting in the dark it this morning. this residential area has been shut down because of a number of downed trees a few blocks down. some of them are resting on power lines. a dangerous combination. crews are expected to come out here sometime today. a number of power outages --
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those without power, that number is not moving soon enough. >> we have a problem with a tree down that has taken down all the lines. >> the level of frustration has passed. rebecca and her neighbors have been without power since last friday's severe storm. the number of power outages and tina to shrink. thousands are still sitting in the dark. >> it is hi. it is uncomfortable. it is hard to sleep at night. all of us are feeling sick. with that pallets of lightheadedness. just feeling nauseated. >> residents have had a hard time adjusting to no electricity or food in the house. been power deprived for so long has been frustrating. >> i'm having to go to my niece's house to shampoo my
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hair. i'm going to charge my phone over there. i'm going to use her computer for a few minutes to see what has been going on on my computer. i'm running out of batteries for anything else running in the house. >> b.g.e. expects repairs to continue through the weekend. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> in howard county, crews are making progress in their efforts to get things back to normal. all roads are open and traffic lights are functioning. thousands of residents still do not have power. county workers were thanked for the help since friday storm. >> thanking our men and women who of been out here doing hard work and knocking on doors seeing if anybody needs anything, checking on nursing homes and making sure generators
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are safe. >> 20 homes and businesses were damaged in howard county. a worker is in serious condition after the truck he was driving overturned. it happened early on wednesday morning in annapolis. the crash does remain under investigation. it does not appear to be driver error. >> police have shutdown a suspected drug house in baltimore. they found illegal narcotics, weapons, and $11,000 in cash. charles wilson was arrested. tips from the community led to the bust. a person crashed into the building. this happened wednesday
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afternoon. one person remains in serious condition this morning at shock trauma. 79 degrees on tv hill. kids and sports go hand in hand. there can be some unhealthy meal choices. >> skipping a male could have some consequences later in the
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>> welcome back. 83 degrees downtown. dry in baltimore city for now.
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we had some thunderstorms last night. the morning commute will be just fine. 79 at the airport. 83 degrees in annapolis. he's the sunshine. it will be a hot, humid. a slight chance for a thunderstorm. high temperature of 97. we do have some relief in the seven-day forecast. i will show you that in just a few minutes. >> most parents would agree their kids are healthier for participating in sports. >> the stacks they eat or not the best when they try to struggle practices and games. the most common foods include sodas and sports drinks. parents reliant fast-food meals when they go out two games and practices -- parents rely on
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fast-food meals. people who love not been for a couple of hours are more likely to crave carbs. >> people were offered a buffet style lunch. those who fasted were more likely to start their meals with carbs. star kist are quicker energy source for the body but they tend to be higher-calorie foods. >> 5:41. the orioles come out on top. keith mills has more in sports. >> how the hot temperatures a fects our pets. ou >> tony has
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. there are a couple things to mention. southbound on 95, there is a vehicle fire. some fire activity in middle river. that was a main break from yesterday still has southbound york road shut down in cockeysville. two-way traffic in the north lanes.nd the rest of the major roadways are looking ok. looking good, 66 miles per hour. 61 on the j.f.x. heading south. in live look outside.
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this is the harrisburg expressway north of the beltway. traffic looks very light. this is the beltway at dulaney valley road on the north side. inner and outer loops are moving just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> we have a delay on the penn line, running 10 minutes late. metro subway on time. a few diversions on the buses. the 55 and 19 buses. the 57 bus with a diversion at gwynn oak and roger station. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we have a break in the heat in the seven-day forecast. first we say good morning to ava marie.
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she's down at the spca. >> the break from the heat is not common for a couple of days. we didn't always think about our animals. i'm alive in hamden at the maryland spca. we have a pack up for adoption .-- we have a packed up for adoption.p for people meant realize how the your pet. your paffects what kind of signs which to be looking for? >> keep an eye on them and make sure they are cool. look for a difficulty breathing
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or excessive panting or weakness or lethargy. give your pet to a quick bath -- get yor pet to a quick bath if you see those signs -- get youru to a quick bath if you see those signs. keep them cool with plenty of water, a fan on them and put them in places in the house that are cool. >> not taken them out in the hottest part of the day. >> did not go for a walk or jog with your pet at noon. get some air ventilation and air-conditioning. breaks.potty
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>> you have any event coming up. >> a week from friday. >> 5:30 until 7:30. more information on our website or spca.org. what you should never leave a dog or a child inside a car. >> i saw somebody walking their dog yesterday in the middle of the afternoon. >> if you're dragging your dog on a leash, that is a sign. >> they cannot talk. thank you, ava. we did have some thunderstorms last night. i think we will have a dry morning commute.
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about a 20% chance to see a thunderstorm this afternoon. 80 in cockeysville. 76 degrees in parkton. upper 90's this afternoon with the heat index over 100. remember your hot weather safety tips. we expect a break late in the weekend or early next week. the temperatures will drop into the 80's. more of the same in the short term. a mixture of sun and clouds. a slight chance for a thunderstorm. the average high temperature is 87. the record for today is 102. a good day to be on the water. temperatures near 80 degrees. if you're going down to the
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ocean, it will be in the 90's with isolated storms friday and saturday. about the same forecast here a home. i think saturday will be the hottest day. 97 today. 98 tomorrow. i believe we will hit 100 on saturday. the temperatures should be in the 80's by the beginning of next week. everything is relative. 80's will feel wonderful. >> thank you. 79 degrees on tv hill. finally the orioles start scoring some runs again. keith mills will have highlights. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway:
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that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- if you had to, which competitive food-eating contest would you choose to enter yourself into? we got a lot of obvious answers. crabs. >> your secret is good with us. you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> james is a wise man. the orioles reached the halfway point of the season with 44 wins. go back to 1997, the last time they made the playoffs when they won 54 at the break. adam jones started the -- ended
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the first half the way he started the first half, strong. upper deck home run, number24 adam.for chris davis has found his swing again. 3-0 orioles. chris davis made it hold up and to that guy. a diving catch by chris davis. chris tillman was the big story. he beats his old team. the orioles in anaheim tonight and stay five games back of the yankees. the yankees beat tampa to avoid the sweep. honoring the american flag in
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western florida. pena with the home run. the yankees come back in the eighth inning. robinson caro with the big hit. hot.s tie women's semifinals in wimbledon later this morning. rihanna williams -- serena williams looking to win her fifth championship. great match yesterday. some great shots and some great plays. murray wins the match. andy murray boson as does roger federer -- moves on as says
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roger federer and novak djokovic. >> thank you, keith. a full train does not make it on its way to its destination. >> health care bilsupporters dealing with a shortage of medicine. >> in london, but it was -- the reason for this black and white reason for this black and white parade
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>> thousands of b.g.e. customers are still without power. i'm nadia ramdass. >> message on the move. with more on president obama